head and shoulders above

Idioms & Phrases

head and shoulders above

Greatly superior to, as in This book is head and shoulders above her first one. This expression transfers physical stature to other kinds of status. [Mid-1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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head and shoulders above

adverb
outstandingly superior to; "in intelligence he was head and shoulders above the others in his class" 
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